The Haverim Festival of Bulgarian and Jewish spiritual music, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews from deportation to the Holocaust death camps, will be held in Sofia on October 18 and in Kyustendil on October 19.
The venue in the Bulgarian capital is Sofia University, starting at 7pm, and in Kyustendil, at the Vladimir “Maistora” Dimitrov Art Gallery from 5pm.
The festival will featured the Yulangelo ensemble, conducted by Yosif Gerdzhikov and the Sveta Troitsa ensemble, conducted by Eliyanka Mihailova, presenting a musical programme of Jewish and Orthodox Christian songs. It will be officially opening by the vocal ensemble of the Shalom Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria, Dulce Canto, conducted by Lika Eshkenazi.
Haverim takes its name from a Hebrew word meaning friendship.
Admission to all concerts is free.